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NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Steals

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Active players are listed in bold.
Members of the Hall of Fame are marked with an asterisk (*).

NBA/ABA

Rank Player STL
1. John Stockton* 3265
2. Jason Kidd 2684
3. Michael Jordan* 2514
4. Gary Payton* 2445
5. Maurice Cheeks 2310
6. Scottie Pippen* 2307
7. Julius Erving* 2272
8. Clyde Drexler* 2207
9. Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
10. Alvin Robertson 2112
11. Karl Malone* 2085
12. Mookie Blaylock 2075
13. Allen Iverson 1983
14. Derek Harper 1957
15. Kobe Bryant 1925
16. Isiah Thomas* 1861
17. Kevin Garnett 1859
18. Don Buse 1818
19. Shawn Marion 1759
20. Chris Paul 1744
21. Paul Pierce 1736
22. Magic Johnson* 1724
23. Ron Harper 1716
24. Metta World Peace 1701
25. Fat Lever 1666
26. Charles Barkley* 1648
27. Gus Williams 1638
28. LeBron James 1623
29. Hersey Hawkins 1622
30. Eddie Jones 1620
31. Rod Strickland 1616
32. Mark Jackson 1608
33. Terry Porter 1583
34. Doc Rivers 1563
35. Larry Bird* 1556
36. Doug Christie 1555
37. Nate McMillan 1544
38. Andre Miller 1539
39. Jeff Hornacek 1536
40. Chris Mullin* 1530
  Baron Davis 1530
42. Kendall Gill 1519
43. Reggie Miller* 1505
44. Jason Terry 1498
45. Dennis Johnson* 1477
46. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
47. Andre Iguodala 1459
48. Ray Allen 1451
49. George McGinnis 1448
50. Jerome Kersey 1439
51. Tim Hardaway 1428
52. Randy Smith 1403
53. Clifford Robinson 1402
54. David Robinson* 1388
55. Dwyane Wade 1387
  Bobby Jones 1387
57. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
58. Muggsy Bogues 1369
  Ben Wallace 1369
60. Derek Fisher 1352
61. Charles Oakley 1351
62. Mike Gale 1349
63. Rickey Green 1348
64. Quinn Buckner 1337
  Vince Carter 1337
66. T.R. Dunn 1316
67. Latrell Sprewell 1294
68. Alvan Adams 1289
69. Vlade Divac 1288
70. George Gervin* 1283
71. Walter Davis 1280
  David Wesley 1280
73. Monta Ellis 1278
74. John Lucas 1273
75. Kenny Anderson 1258
76. Terry Cummings 1255
77. Manu Ginobili 1249
78. Grant Hill 1248
79. Brevin Knight 1229
80. Tyrone Corbin 1228
81. Byron Scott 1224
82. Robert Parish* 1219
83. Mitch Richmond* 1211
84. Reggie Theus 1206
85. Gerald Wallace 1200
86. Grant Long 1199
  Moses Malone* 1199
88. Ray Williams 1198
89. Chris Webber 1197
90. Dan Majerle 1194
91. Norm Nixon 1187
92. Shawn Kemp 1185
93. Mike Bibby 1172
94. Calvin Murphy* 1165
95. Jack Sikma 1162
96. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
97. Caron Butler 1159
98. Robert Horry 1158
99. Jay Humphries 1153
100. Chris Ford 1152
101. Fred Brown 1149
102. Horace Grant 1143
103. Terrell Brandon 1142
  Rajon Rondo 1142
105. Sedale Threatt 1138
106. Patrick Ewing* 1136
  Tracy McGrady 1136
108. Danny Ainge 1133
  Darrell Armstrong 1133
110. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
111. Trevor Ariza 1123
112. Lindsey Hunter 1120
  Sleepy Floyd 1120
114. Rashard Lewis 1115
115. Nick Anderson 1114
116. Stephen Jackson 1109
117. Dirk Nowitzki 1108
118. Brian Taylor 1106
119. Sam Perkins 1105
120. Rick Barry* 1104
121. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
122. Larry Hughes 1092
123. Darrell Walker 1090
  Rasheed Wallace 1090
125. Lester Conner 1085
  Antoine Walker 1085
  Ricky Sobers 1085
128. Kevin Johnson 1082
129. Michael Adams 1081
130. Buck Williams 1080
131. Tom Gugliotta 1079
132. Josh Smith 1075
133. Derrick McKey 1072
134. Alex English* 1067
135. Johnny Newman 1064
136. Sam Cassell 1058
137. Lionel Hollins 1053
138. Chauncey Billups 1051
139. Michael Cage 1050
140. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
141. Antawn Jamison 1048
142. Darwin Cook 1044
143. James Worthy* 1041
144. A.C. Green 1033
  Michael Cooper 1033
146. Mickey Johnson 1025
147. Stephon Marbury 1022
  Jamal Crawford 1022
  Paul Westphal 1022
150. Johnny Moore 1017
151. Tim Duncan 1011
152. Avery Johnson 1007
153. John Drew 1004
154. Danny Manning 1000
155. Sam Lacey 999
156. Paul Pressey 997
  Raymond Felton 997
158. Michael Finley 996
159. Jason Richardson 995
  Tony Allen 995
161. Joe Johnson 994
162. Foots Walker 992
163. Craig Ehlo 989
164. Shane Battier 988
165. Dell Curry 985
166. Russell Westbrook 983
167. Eric Snow 975
  Vernon Maxwell 975
169. Stacey Augmon 974
  Dale Ellis 974
171. Robert Reid 973
172. Kirk Hinrich 970
173. Marcus Camby 967
  Rick Fox 967
175. Paul Millsap 963
176. Slick Watts 961
177. Kevin Willis 958
  Glen Rice 958
179. Tony Parker 957
180. Brent Barry 955
181. Mike Conley 953
  Damon Stoudamire 953
183. Larry Kenon 952
  Mike Woodson 952
185. John Starks 951
  Carmelo Anthony 951
  Jim Paxson 951
188. Adrian Dantley* 944
189. Dan Issel* 943
190. Dudley Bradley 940
191. M.L. Carr 939
  Gerald Henderson 939
193. Fatty Taylor 935
194. Jason Williams 933
195. Elton Brand 931
  Darrell Griffith 931
197. Allen Leavell 929
198. Vern Fleming 926
199. Sidney Moncrief 924
200. Spud Webb 922
201. Rudy Gay 918
202. Chris Morris 917
  James Posey 917
  Christian Laettner 917
205. John Long 912
  P.J. Brown 912
  Aaron McKie 912
  Nene Hilario 912
209. World B. Free 910
  Darnell Valentine 910
  Thaddeus Young 910
212. Gerald Wilkins 907
213. Joe Dumars* 902
214. Steve Nash 899
215. Kenyon Martin 893
216. Marques Johnson 888
217. Greg Anthony 887
218. Tom Chambers 885
219. Steve Mix 884
  Gilbert Arenas 884
221. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
222. Purvis Short 878
  Cuttino Mobley 878
224. Greg Ballard 877
225. Bryon Russell 874
226. Earl Watson 873
227. Larry Nance 872
228. Jerry Stackhouse 869
  Ron Lee 869
230. Rodney Rogers 868
231. Bernard King* 866
232. Elvin Hayes* 864
233. Mark Price 860
234. Otis Birdsong 858
  Al Harrington 858
236. Detlef Schrempf 856
237. Bo Outlaw 855
238. Vinnie Johnson 852
239. Devin Harris 851
240. Kyle Lowry 850
241. Mario Chalmers 848
  Lamar Odom 848
243. Scott Wedman 846
  Steve Francis 846
  Larry Steele 846
246. Dwight Howard 843
247. Otis Thorpe 840
248. Billy Knight 834
249. Kevin Porter 830
  Eric Murdock 830

NBA

Rank Player STL
1. John Stockton* 3265
2. Jason Kidd 2684
3. Michael Jordan* 2514
4. Gary Payton* 2445
5. Maurice Cheeks 2310
6. Scottie Pippen* 2307
7. Clyde Drexler* 2207
8. Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
9. Alvin Robertson 2112
10. Karl Malone* 2085
11. Mookie Blaylock 2075
12. Allen Iverson 1983
13. Derek Harper 1957
14. Kobe Bryant 1925
15. Isiah Thomas* 1861
16. Kevin Garnett 1859
17. Shawn Marion 1759
18. Chris Paul 1744
19. Paul Pierce 1736
20. Magic Johnson* 1724
21. Ron Harper 1716
22. Metta World Peace 1701
23. Fat Lever 1666
24. Charles Barkley* 1648
25. Gus Williams 1638
26. LeBron James 1623
27. Hersey Hawkins 1622
28. Eddie Jones 1620
29. Rod Strickland 1616
30. Mark Jackson 1608
31. Terry Porter 1583
32. Doc Rivers 1563
33. Larry Bird* 1556
34. Doug Christie 1555
35. Nate McMillan 1544
36. Andre Miller 1539
37. Jeff Hornacek 1536
38. Baron Davis 1530
  Chris Mullin* 1530
40. Kendall Gill 1519
41. Julius Erving* 1508
42. Reggie Miller* 1505
43. Jason Terry 1498
44. Dennis Johnson* 1477
45. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
46. Andre Iguodala 1459
47. Ray Allen 1451
48. Jerome Kersey 1439
49. Tim Hardaway 1428
50. Randy Smith 1403
51. Clifford Robinson 1402
52. David Robinson* 1388
53. Dwyane Wade 1387
54. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
55. Ben Wallace 1369
  Muggsy Bogues 1369
57. Derek Fisher 1352
58. Charles Oakley 1351
59. Rickey Green 1348
60. Quinn Buckner 1337
  Vince Carter 1337
62. T.R. Dunn 1316
63. Latrell Sprewell 1294
64. Alvan Adams 1289
65. Vlade Divac 1288
66. Walter Davis 1280
  David Wesley 1280
68. Monta Ellis 1278
69. John Lucas 1273
70. Kenny Anderson 1258
71. Terry Cummings 1255
72. Manu Ginobili 1249
73. Grant Hill 1248
74. Brevin Knight 1229
75. Tyrone Corbin 1228
76. Byron Scott 1224
77. Robert Parish* 1219
78. Mitch Richmond* 1211
79. Reggie Theus 1206
80. Gerald Wallace 1200
81. Grant Long 1199
82. Ray Williams 1198
83. Chris Webber 1197
84. Dan Majerle 1194
85. Norm Nixon 1187
86. Shawn Kemp 1185
87. Mike Bibby 1172
88. Calvin Murphy* 1165
89. Jack Sikma 1162
90. Don Buse 1160
  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
92. Caron Butler 1159
93. Robert Horry 1158
94. Jay Humphries 1153
95. Chris Ford 1152
96. Fred Brown 1149
97. Horace Grant 1143
98. Terrell Brandon 1142
  Rajon Rondo 1142
100. Sedale Threatt 1138
101. Patrick Ewing* 1136
  Tracy McGrady 1136
103. Darrell Armstrong 1133
  Danny Ainge 1133
105. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
106. Trevor Ariza 1123
107. Sleepy Floyd 1120
  Lindsey Hunter 1120
109. Rashard Lewis 1115
110. Nick Anderson 1114
111. Stephen Jackson 1109
112. Dirk Nowitzki 1108
113. Sam Perkins 1105
114. Rick Barry* 1104
115. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
116. Larry Hughes 1092
117. Darrell Walker 1090
  Rasheed Wallace 1090
119. Moses Malone* 1089
120. Lester Conner 1085
  Ricky Sobers 1085
  Antoine Walker 1085
123. Kevin Johnson 1082
124. Michael Adams 1081
125. Buck Williams 1080
126. Tom Gugliotta 1079
127. Josh Smith 1075
128. Derrick McKey 1072
129. Alex English* 1067
130. Johnny Newman 1064
131. Sam Cassell 1058
132. Lionel Hollins 1053
133. Chauncey Billups 1051
134. Michael Cage 1050
  Bobby Jones 1050
136. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
137. Antawn Jamison 1048
138. Darwin Cook 1044
139. James Worthy* 1041
140. Michael Cooper 1033
  A.C. Green 1033
142. Mickey Johnson 1025
143. Jamal Crawford 1022
  Stephon Marbury 1022
  Paul Westphal 1022
146. Johnny Moore 1017
147. Tim Duncan 1011
148. Avery Johnson 1007
149. John Drew 1004
150. Danny Manning 1000
151. Sam Lacey 999
152. Raymond Felton 997
  Paul Pressey 997
154. Michael Finley 996
155. Tony Allen 995
  Jason Richardson 995
157. Joe Johnson 994
158. Foots Walker 992
159. Craig Ehlo 989
160. Shane Battier 988
161. Dell Curry 985
162. Russell Westbrook 983
163. Vernon Maxwell 975
  Eric Snow 975
165. Stacey Augmon 974
  Dale Ellis 974
167. Robert Reid 973
168. Kirk Hinrich 970
169. Marcus Camby 967
  Rick Fox 967
171. Paul Millsap 963
172. Slick Watts 961
173. Kevin Willis 958
  Glen Rice 958
175. Tony Parker 957
176. Brent Barry 955
177. Damon Stoudamire 953
  Mike Conley 953
179. Mike Woodson 952
180. Carmelo Anthony 951
  Jim Paxson 951
  John Starks 951
183. Adrian Dantley* 944
184. George Gervin* 941
185. Dudley Bradley 940
186. Gerald Henderson 939
187. Jason Williams 933
188. Elton Brand 931
  Darrell Griffith 931
190. Allen Leavell 929
191. Vern Fleming 926
192. Sidney Moncrief 924
193. George McGinnis 923
194. Spud Webb 922
195. Rudy Gay 918
196. James Posey 917
  Chris Morris 917
  Christian Laettner 917
199. Aaron McKie 912
  P.J. Brown 912
  Nene Hilario 912
  John Long 912
203. Thaddeus Young 910
  Darnell Valentine 910
  World B. Free 910
206. Gerald Wilkins 907
207. Joe Dumars* 902
208. Steve Nash 899
209. Kenyon Martin 893
210. Marques Johnson 888
211. Greg Anthony 887
212. Tom Chambers 885
213. Steve Mix 884
  Gilbert Arenas 884
215. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
216. Purvis Short 878
  Cuttino Mobley 878
218. Greg Ballard 877
219. Bryon Russell 874
220. Earl Watson 873
221. Larry Nance 872
222. Ron Lee 869
  Jerry Stackhouse 869
224. Rodney Rogers 868
225. Bernard King* 866
226. Elvin Hayes* 864
227. Mark Price 860
228. Otis Birdsong 858
  Al Harrington 858
230. Detlef Schrempf 856
231. Bo Outlaw 855
232. Vinnie Johnson 852
233. Devin Harris 851
234. Kyle Lowry 850
235. Mario Chalmers 848
  Lamar Odom 848
237. Steve Francis 846
  Scott Wedman 846
  Larry Steele 846
240. Dwight Howard 843
241. Mike Gale 840
  Otis Thorpe 840
243. Eric Murdock 830
  Kevin Porter 830
245. Rory Sparrow 828
246. J.R. Smith 827
247. Glenn Robinson 826
248. Kevin Edwards 825
249. Corey Brewer 824
  Stephen Curry 824

ABA

Rank Player STL
1. Fatty Taylor 803
2. Julius Erving* 764
3. Don Buse 658
4. Ted McClain 638
5. Ralph Simpson 549
6. George McGinnis 525
7. Mike Gale 509
8. Brian Taylor 500
9. Ron Boone 403
10. Joe Caldwell 385
11. Warren Jabali 384
12. James Silas 356
13. Freddie Lewis 355
14. Mack Calvin 346
15. George Gervin* 342
16. Bobby Jones 337
17. Chuck Williams 319
18. Bo Lamar 300
19. Wil Jones 297
20. Larry Kenon 277
  Gene Littles 277
22. Billy Cunningham* 275
23. Bird Averitt 256
24. Dave Twardzik 254
25. Dan Issel* 245
26. Rich Jones 239
27. Coby Dietrick 238
28. Louie Dampier* 236
29. John Williamson 223
  Darnell Hillman 223
31. George Karl 221
32. Marvin Barnes 220
33. Billy Knight 207
34. Caldwell Jones 205
35. Len Elmore 203
36. Mike Green 200
37. Willie Wise 197
38. Johnny Neumann 189
39. Billy Paultz 180
40. Artis Gilmore* 178
41. Stew Johnson 176
42. Bill Melchionni 172
43. Kevin Joyce 170
44. Al Smith 169
45. George Carter 164
  Maurice Lucas 164
47. Billy Shepherd 163
48. Dave Robisch 162
49. Ronald Thomas 160
50. Mike Barr 158
51. Jim Eakins 156
52. Byron Beck 155
  Bill Keller 155
54. Jimmy Jones 154
55. Jimmy O'Brien 152
56. Tim Bassett 149
57. Wendell Ladner 140
58. Gerald Govan 139
59. Ed Manning 137
60. David Thompson* 136
61. Goo Kennedy 133
62. Gus Gerard 132
63. M.L. Carr 127
64. Collis Jones 126
65. Randy Denton 121
66. John Roche 120
  Al Skinner 120
68. Mike Jackson 117
  George Thompson 117
  Charles Edge 117
71. Jan Van Breda Kolff 113
  Donnie Freeman 113
73. Moses Malone* 110
  Marv Roberts 110
75. Swen Nater 106
  Travis Grant 106
77. Ticky Burden 103
  Roger Brown* 103
79. Tom Owens 101
80. Kim Hughes 98
81. Mel Daniels* 96
82. Chuck Terry 91
83. Joe Hamilton 88
  George Adams 88
85. Barry Parkhill 87
86. Claude Terry 85
87. Darrell Elston 82
88. David Vaughn 79
  Steve Jones 79
90. Larry Finch 78
91. Mel Bennett 77
92. Patrick McFarland 76
93. Cincinnatus Powell 73
  Lloyd Batts 73
95. Bruce Seals 72
96. Red Robbins 71
97. Jim Bradley 69
98. Lee Davis 68
99. Don Chaney 66
100. Bob Warren 65
101. Fly Williams 64
102. Mike D'Antoni 63
103. Zelmo Beaty 62
104. George Irvine 60
105. Jim Chones 59
106. James Foster 58
107. Larry Miller 57
108. Glen Combs 56
109. Billy Harris 55
  Rick Mount 55
111. Willie Long 54
112. Billy Schaeffer 52
113. Wilbert Robinson 51
  Don Adams 51
115. Scott English 50
  Mark Olberding 50
117. Julius Keye 44
  Mike Flynn 44
119. Wali Jones 42
120. Jim O'Brien 41
121. Willard Sojourner 40
  Lionel Billingy 40
123. Walter Simon 38
124. Monte Towe 37
  Bob Netolicky 37
126. Johnny Baum 36
127. Charles Jordan 33
128. Roger Brown 31
  Steve Green 31
  Dan Roundfield 31
131. Gene Moore 30
132. Ronnie Robinson 25
133. Allan Bristow 24
134. Flynn Robinson 23
135. Dennis Wuycik 22
136. Oliver Taylor 20
137. Henry Ward 16
  Jim Ard 16
  Roy Ebron 16
140. Rudy Hackett 15
141. Clyde Dickey 14
  Hank Williams 14
  Tom Ingelsby 14
144. Simmie Hill 13
  Lamar Green 13
  Donald Washington 13
  George Lehmann 13
148. Aulcie Perry 12
  Harry Rogers 12
  George Bucci 12
151. Jimmy Conner 11
  Jerry Chambers 11
153. Allen Murphy 10
  Milt Williams 10
155. Marvin Webster 9
  Goose Ligon 9
  Terry Driscoll 9
158. Bill Higgins 8
  Jim McDaniels 8
160. Art Williams 7
  John Beasley 7
162. William Franklin 6
  Wayne Pack 6
  Jerry Pender 6
  Bernie Fryer 6
166. Rick Darnell 5
  Sam Cash 5
  Joby Wright 5
  Ron King 5
170. Greg Lee 4
  Ken Smith 4
  Bob Nash 4
  Paul Stovall 4
  Collis Temple 4
  Gary Gregor 4
176. Bob Arnzen 3
  Skeeter Swift 3
  Nathaniel Barnett 3
179. Joe Reaves 2
  Kenneth Gardner 2
  Bill Newton 2
  Rich Rinaldi 2
  Dwaine Dillard 2
184. Roy McPipe 1
  Bob Lackey 1
  Bernie Williams 1
187. Dennis Van Zant 0
  Reggie Royals 0
  Mike Lewis 0
  Paul Ruffner 0
  Jimmie Baker 0
  Stan Love 0
  Mo Layton 0
  Billy James 0
  Erwin Mueller 0
  Larry Cannon 0
  Skip Wise 0